On December 7, 2020, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov received a delegation led by Vice-Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Italy Ettore Rosato, press service of MFA told APA.
Expressing satisfaction with the existing close relations of friendship and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Italy, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov reminded the historic state visit of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to the Italian Republic on February 19-21, 2020. The Minister noted that the parties, by signing during the visit the "Joint Declaration on Strengthening the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Italian Republic", reaffirmed each other as strategic partners, thereby demonstrating a mutual desire to further strengthen cooperation in political, defense, security, economic, trade, energy, transport, innovation, scientific, educational, cultural and other spheres.
Giving the comprehensive information about the 44-day Patriotic War, which resulted in the liberation of the territories of Azerbaijan, J.Bayramov expressed appreciation for the support of Italy to Azerbaijan's just position on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which has posed a serious threat to Azerbaijan and the region as a whole for many years.
Expressing his gratitude for the reception, Vice-Speaker Ettore Rosato said he has a special sympathy for Azerbaijan, thus despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he visited our country with the big delegation and within this trip, they visited the city of Agdam, destroyed by the Armenian armed forces, as well as Ganja city, which was shelled by the armed forces of Armenia. Stressing that Azerbaijan's position is just, the Vice-Speaker particularly emphasized that Italy is a friendly country to Azerbaijan. At the same time, E. Rosato said that the Italian government has always supported the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
During the meeting, the parties expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the foreign relations committees and friendship groups of the Italian and Azerbaijani parliaments.